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The J-hook thread!

Discussion in 'Glass' started by natural farmer, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Heya @JCharles did you get your j-hooks? In the link you posted, the first photo (above) and the other two pics appear to have different mouthpiece shapes? So I've been wondering since mid-December what you would receive and how you like the piece and the seller experience. It's killing me, man! LOL Cheers!
     
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  2. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    They arrived yesterday!! With three other packages - 2 China and 1 USA. There was a big backlog in packages entering Canada from what I was told. 40-45 days wait.


    Anyways. With the hand blown glass each piece is a little different. The overall size, shape and feel is somewhat unique to each one.

    They are a nice size, around 3-4mm thick glass (the one I'm using is a hair thicker than Arizer stem glass. ) The stem narrows from the 18mn joint and then ex0ands and flattens as a mouthpiece - as wide as my thumb at the knuckle.

    I'll get pictures up tomorrow but I'm really happy with my purchase.
     
  3. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    What strange serendipity in the universe! I'm maybe as excited as you they've arrived, how sad is that?!:ugh: I've got a terrible j-hook affliction but still... just pathetic to live vicariously through your purchases. :disgust:

    Thanks for taking the time to reply and for pictures whenever you get to it. You're a good one, @JCharles and I always enjoy your thoughts and reviews of all the crap that we just have to have now that we're vaporists. Look forward to seeing your latest acquisitions, take care! :peace: Dig your IG account as well!
     
  4. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    I did not get a chance for photos today - will be up tomorrow.
     
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  5. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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  6. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the pics @JCharles I do believe the seller should use your shots instead. I've developed a budding addiction to J-hooks, I have 3 so far and always keeping an eye out for a new one. I think every dedicated vaporist should have 1 or 2 (5-8?) j-hooks laying around, just in case. They are so versatile and yummy. But as I've said, I have a problem, YMMV.
     
  7. bossman

    bossman Gentleman Of Leisure

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    Do you have a favorite j hook you'd recommend? I'm shopping for a first one to use with a Fury or Solo.
     
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  8. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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  9. bossman

    bossman Gentleman Of Leisure

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    Yeah they do, I don't want to get a mini one by accident due to those pix with less sense of scale.
     
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  10. InhaleExhale

    InhaleExhale #Itsjustfukkinbreathing

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    I recently acquired a few j-hooks from sunshinestore at dhgate.com and am pretty satisfied with their quality. At $3 USD per unit you can get a bunch for not much money. Shipping is a little slow though...

    My first foray into j-hooks so I am far from an expert, but if you are looking to cut your teeth on j-hooks you can't go wrong with the sunshinestore ones!

    Edited to add:
    Got to say, I've never tried a session with my Solo II on a SSS j-hook before, so I tried a session after the above post. It seemed cumbersome and stressful on the glass to invert the Solo to use the j-hook right-side-up. I ended up using the j-hook upside down because stress has no place during my sessions. :chill: :smug: You might be looking for a much larger hook style to support the weight of the Fury and Solo.

    I've mostly been using the SSS j-hooks for a DV OmniVong, dry, or with an ash catcher (SSS matrix perc). I gifted a few to my friend who has a Grasshopper who loves using the hooks too.
     
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  11. ilsasta

    ilsasta Well-Known Member

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    Not here to post a pic,but a q related to the thread's object. Has anyone ever dabbed attaching a nail to a j-hook without use of water? If yes, how was the experience? Planning to do it at the end of my week forced t-break.
     
  12. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Like using a honey-straw, but cooler vapor because of the longer j-hook.
     
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  13. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    I've given a few of those J hooks away to other vaporents, and everyone seems to enjoy them.

    There is no stress on the glass with a solo or solo II attached.

    I've used the setup with the j hook on top, holding the solo. And with the solo inverted.

    No real preference one way or the other, but I do prefer a hook over a dry waterpipe.

    Too each his own - the ones I ordered are serving me well.

    I also been on the look-out for something at more.of a Sherlock length but no luck yet.
     
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  14. ilsasta

    ilsasta Well-Known Member

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    Will definitely give it a try.
    I mainly use mine with the Haze v3 and the water pipe adaptor, it works wonders delivering smooth vapour and great flavour.
     
  15. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have access to a stand to hold a J hook up right when not in use? Doc
     
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  16. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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  17. Jozer

    Jozer New Member

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    Ok guys. The question on everyone’s lips... what do you use for a stand for j-hooks?
     
  18. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    get one with a built-in stand.
     
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  19. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    I keep trying to get someone to 3D print one. But no takers. I'd buy one. If we flood a 3D printer with requests maybe they will build us one. Doc
     
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  20. Razshiro

    Razshiro Well-Known Member

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    @paehtod used zip ties:
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  21. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    I really don't want to grow plastic spines on my j-hook. I tried that and it was a pita. I got tired of putting them on and off when I made reclaim milk. If I was any good at carving, I'd make one out of wood and we wouldn't be having this conversation. I tried and it came out lopsided and everything fell over.
    I think I'll try coat hanger wire next. Maybe I'm a better blacksmith than a wood butcher. Doc
     
  22. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Look into pipe rests/stands, as in the ones made for tobacco pipes. If you have a long j-hook, then look for a stand made for a Churchwarden style pipe.
     
  23. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    I believe @Ratchett did make one, or at least betas maybe. Back in '14, middle of page 6, this thread. I'm sure he could print one up for one of this forum's most esteemed members!

    @Ramahs Thanks sir for the tip/search terms, I wouldn't have known what to call it! Gold star 4 you!

    I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest (last?) j-hook acquisition, a discontinued model from the Great White North. I've got 4 or 5 prodo j-hooks but each is different and therefore, justified GAS. This last one will sum up this category of "anhydrous* glass" for me. Any other j-hooks entering the Jockey abode will simply have to be custom pieces to be justified, that's all there is to that. It's just logic.

    I've been meaning to post a picture of my j-hook familia here, it's nothing special but I do love this glass accessory most of all. Maybe this last one finally gets me off my ass to do it, this thread needs love.

    *Doc's the first member I ever heard use this terminology. One of a dozen or more things he's taught me in the last year, reading through the threads. Anhydrous glass was a game-changer for me. Thanks Doc!
     
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  24. LabPong

    LabPong Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for one of these on dhgate...but have not seen one yet. Anyone know of them listed in stock on dhgate?

    I was told by the person whom has this it was labeled as a j hook. Thanks for any help.

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  25. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Not quite the same but I know @Oregonglassblower does a similar J-Hook:
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    14mm GLASS J HOOK Female Curved

    P. S. You can ask Mike for OGB to customise the length and curve angle of the mouthpiece.
     

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